Topguest - Points/Miles for "checking in"

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  1. privateer
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    www.topguest.com

    Create an account and link it to your FourSquare, Twitter, Gowalla, or Facebook account. You then get points for checking in at a selected location. The rewards vary per program.

    Programs currently offering rewards:
    Priorty Club
    Hilton Honors
    Wyndham Rewards
    Virgin Elevate (Virgin America)
    Choice Priviledges
    Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants
    VOILÀ Hotel Rewards
    Clubhotel
    Grand Hotels

    If your phone does not work for some reason you can check-in using a browser plugin for Chrome or Firefox. They do seem to review and monitor peoples check-ins.
     
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    Looks like they've recently gotten stricter about the location from where you check-in... unlike Foursquare, where you'll get the check-in for just being in the vicinity, Topguest (at least in my experience) verifies GPS location. (I've only tried this a couple of times to prevent expiration of accounts, so YMMV.)
     
  3. upgrademe
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    My check-ins via Facebook for Virgin America seem to post pretty quickly - 25 Elevate points the next day.

    However, I've checked in a few times at Priority Club hotels and have not gotten any points yet. Is there a monthly posting of points for PC?
     
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    Priority Club seems to post every 2 or 4 weeks--it's varied for me.
     
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    This has not been my experience.
     
  6. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    It used to be fairly consistently 8 days, but it's been a while since they posted (for me, Jan 26).
     
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    Same for me. To the day.
     
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    Hilton posts the same day . . . good that I play near the hotels and stay in a few as well. I do like those cookies.
     
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    Hilton and Wyndham both post within a few hours. I have also not had any PC postings after Jan26.
     
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    Do you know if this is valid only in the US? Keen to try it out tomorrow to check in at Hilton etc.
     
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    I have received credits for Priority Club, Wyndham and Choice without any problems. I check in each day on my drive to the office. Actual posting to accounts varies by program, but the points have all eventually posted.
     
  12. privateer
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    I haven't personally checked in at any of them, but I checked some large cities in western europe and all of them have locations listed as "partner venues". When you sign up you can search and find the venues near you.
     
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    Every day using Four Square on my blackberry I check into the Holiday Inn a few blocks from my office while walking into my building. And then I also check into the Doubletree a couple miles away right after. The Hilton HHonors points post daily, the Priority Club points post in batches. I haven't messed with Virgin America or with Wyndham though I do like Wyndham Rewards points for their interesting mileage transfer options like Fortune Wings Club.
     
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    note, it is doubletree locations only.
     
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    Still no PC as of 2-14
     
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    Thanks for the heads up on TopGuest. Thankfully where my wife works (and we are staying) there is a Holiday Inn and a Holiday Inn Express within a few hundred yards. Should be some easy points. Lets hope they resolve the PC deposits...
     
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    Anyone using the Android app? It seems terrible so far... [​IMG]
     
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    it is only to track how many points/rewards you have earned. If you use FB places, Gowalla or Foursquare, you will still receive the points, just have to watch their website to see how many you have accumulated
     
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    my android has a 'quirky' gps so it makes it that much more entertaining. I prefer a computer check-in.
     
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    Really? I guess I was confused because the Topguest app says they must have access to Facebook places, and I don't see an option for Gowalla or Foursquare.
     
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    I've obtained points for non-US properties but my Priority Club account is in the US.
    I also find with FourSquare lets you search for Holiday Inns some distance outside its immediate area around where you are.
     
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    Check the settings page on their website once you log in.
     
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    Foursquare allows you to check in even when you are not close to the place. It might not be a good idea to check in rapidly at 2 places which are not so close to each other. There are reports of Topguest suspending accounts at FT.
     
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    If you link your account to foursquare on the topguest website It sees your check ins. It works from BB which topguest doesn't have an app for if you use the Foursquare app. Have yet to try other Foursquare apps (like social scope)
     
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